Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 0278C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0278C
Cruise period1978-02-14 — 1978-04-20
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To sample the spring spawning herring stock in the Clyde.
2. To carry out intensive larval survays on Ballantrae Bank to estimate herring larval production in the area.
3. To carry out larval surveys over the Lower Clyde area to provide information on the distribution of herring larvae in areas other than Ballantrae Bank.
4. To obtain eggs and sperm for herring rearing experiments.
5. To test the plankton sampler monitoring equipment being developed in the laboratory.
Chief scientistDavid W McKay (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0278C cruise report cl2_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.57 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificClyde, Ballantrae Bank.
Track chartsFRV Clupea 0278C cruise track — trk2264.html
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 288
Mammals and reptiles
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 43